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English definition of “put on an act”

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put on an act

informal
to behave or speak in a false or artificial way: He's just putting on an act for the boss's benefit.
Translations of “put on an act”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝模作樣, 裝腔作勢, 做戲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装模作样, 装腔作势, 做戏…
(Definition of put on an act from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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